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No one knows how a military Space Force would work, exactly

Jun 26, 2018
The Department of Defense is expected to send a report on the structure of the proposed sixth branch of the military by August.
Astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. salutes the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.
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This 17-year-old hacked the Air Force

Aug 10, 2017
He found 40 website vulnerabilities at a federal bug bounty challenge.
HackerOne co-founder Jobert Abma (left) and bug bounty winner Jack Cable.

Latest Trump target: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program

Dec 12, 2016
Trump tweets that the defense program cost is out of control.
A Dutch Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet takes off at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on November 24, 2015. President-elect Trump has voiced his concerns over the costs of the Joint Strike Fighter program on his Twitter account.


The Air Force buys a new plane

Oct 28, 2015
The decision on a new bomber could affect an entire industry.

The local economics of fighter jets

Dec 23, 2013
Earlier this month, the Air Force announced that it’s going to base 18 of its brand-new Joint Strike Fighter jets in Burlington, Vermont. For some Vermonters, the news was cause for celebration. For others, it was a wrenching defeat.

New ways to cut wasteful spending at the Pentagon

May 13, 2013
The Air Force turns to rank and file to ferret out waste, following the example of the private sector.

Air Force cancels big iPad buy

Feb 23, 2012
Personally, I blame Maverick. He kept flying into the Danger Zone. Right into the Danger Zone. All the way to the Danger Zone.

For public good, not for profit.

Exploding remote control cars!

Sep 7, 2011
No, not for Christmas. Dang it, we never get to have any fun. These have emerged from a contest held by the Air Force. An open call for a device...